Charlotte has settled into the newborn feeding schedule, I was hopeful she would sleep longer through the night, but she wakes up about every 2 hours to eat in the middle of the night. I am up with her 3-4 times each night for about an hour at a time. It's completely exhausting. Right when I get into that deep sleep, she wakes up and wants to eat again. I feel like it's Groundhog's Day every night, and I just pray that I make it to daylight.
Emma wakes up around 7:30 a.m., so I have just enough time to feed Charly at 7 a.m., burp her, change her, and then brush my teeth and wash my face before Emma is up. Diet Pepsi and Rockstars have been my saving grace during the day! By the time Matt gets home I probably look like a disaster and am so tired that I barely have the energy to say, "hi". I really miss sleep.
Charly is very alert and awake during the morning, and around 3 p.m. passes out for hours and hours. She wakes up around 6:30 and I try to keep her up for a few hours so that she is tired again for bedtime. It doesn't always work, but that's alright.
Emma loves her "baby", and really likes to help out. She looks at me with the most concerned face if Charly cries or even makes a peep.
When Charly is out cold during the afternoon, Emma and I have our own time together where I muster up any energy I have to play with her. The weather has been nice still, so we go on the patio to play, or we read books or watch a movie and cuddle. I absolutely love this time with her, and try to make it a point to do it every day. Today, we watched videos that we have taken of Emma. She thought it was so hilarious, and would laugh when she heard Matt's voice on the video. I snapped a few pictures of her watching herself on the laptop, because her expression was just too cute!
|Emma watching herself on the laptop|
|She was so cute!|
|Learning how to use a computer...|
Emma really wanted to help me feed Charlotte, and did a great job! She loves to help Momma with diaper changes, feedings, and binkys.
|Doing her kissy face while feeding Charlotte|
|She loves giving the baby kisses|
|Had to throw in a sleeping baby picture :)|
I found this idea off of Pinterest! Emma loves it; the original game is to weave these pipe cleaners in a pasta strainer, but Dad came up with this idea too. We play with these at least once a day.
All in all I love that I get to be home with my girls. It is beyond exhausting, but the payoff is so worth it. This is what I've always wanted, and I'm so thankful to Matt that he works so hard to make it possible for me to stay home. We are truly blessed and have been ever since we got together. I can't wait for some normalcy around here, the first few weeks have definitely been rough!
I love my family!!